Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Remember This?

The big reason for me starting a blog was so that I could post a free pattern on Ravelry.  You needed to have a place on the web where the pattern could be linked to until they had time to put up your pdf of the pattern.  Oh the Beta version of Ravelry:  how far it has come!  This was August 2008.  Here is my bootee pattern:

Over the past few weeks, as I have had time (hahaha!), I have been re-knitting, expanding and improving this first pattern.  I decided to check Ravelry to see how popular this pattern is and if it is worth the effort.  Out of 1387 knitting patterns for bootees, I ranked as the 28th most popular.  Seriously.  I was SO shocked,  not because I don't think it is a great little bootee, but because I really had no idea.  I am actually very flattered and encouraged!

Here are the changes being made:
- easier to understand (this is huge, I really had no idea how frustrating the old pattern could be! I am amazed that so many pressed on; thank you!)
- 4 different ankle band options; garter stitch, garter st with eyelets, ribbed & ribbed with eyelets.
- 5 sizes (up from 3) - preemie/newborn, 0-6months, 6-12 months, 18months, 2 years
- schematics.  Yes, I actually made schematics for a bootee; has this ever been done before? I don't know, but I have never seen it!
- 2 different tie options
- suede no skid sole instructions
- directions for colour changes so that you can use leftovers; cuff, top of foot, foot, sole.
- many clear photos of the different styles.
- a new name!  I have decided to use a new name as I do not want any copyright issues with the BSJ part. 

Because of all these changes and extra work (I have knit 7 pairs of bootees!!), I will be charging $2 for the new pattern.  However, once the pattern is released, it will be FREE for the first day. Everyone will have the equal opportunity to have the full pattern as a special thank you from me.  The release date will be Friday, December 31, 2010.  Please watch for it and download your free pattern!  much love to you all :)


  1. I have made this pattern! I love it and was so proud of my first pair of bootees. Can't wait for the new version!

  2. Mags, that is great! I would love to see your bootees that you made :)



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